Please note that full details are not always available at the outset of a situation. Information and updates are posted as received. All general disruption posts are sorted by timeframe. Urgent notices such as power outages or snowfall information are posted at the top.

If your building is currently not accessible, please refer to the Service disruptions and emergencies information on UM Intranet to learn more about what to do during disruptions to the workplace.

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COVID updates

UM COVID-19 Updates

  • Posted: April 21, 2020
  • Timeframe: April 21, 2020
  • Location: Entire Campus
  • Description: Operations and Maintenance updates regarding COVID-19

Fort Garry/Bannatyne Campus

  • Posted: June 11, 2020
  • Timeframe: June 10, 2020
  • Location: Entire Campus
  • Description:

    Fort Garry Campus Domestic Water Systems

    Limit water consumption for less used Fort Garry campus buildings

    The University of Manitoba Fort Garry Campus buildings have been primarily closed for the past few weeks and months. With a prolonged closure, some under utilized water systems could result in discoloured, foul smelling, stagnant water due to a lack of water flow and the water sitting in the galvanized pipes.

    It is highly recommended that any buildings that have not been used routinely over the past few months make limited use of the water for consumption. As a precautionary measure, many of the water dispensers in low use buildings were disabled or signed “Out of Service” to avoid inadvertent use.

    Bannatyne Campus has remained flushed and in use for the majority of the shutdown, so is considered to be an acceptable quality and operational.

    If building occupants experience discoloured or foul smelling water, they are recommended to take the following actions:

  • Avoid using the water at this time.
  • Bring water from home or purchase bottled water for consumption.
  • Do not use discolored water for any purposes that require clean water (e.g., preparing food and beverages, laundry).
  • Follow the City of Winnipeg guidelines for discoloured water https://winnipeg.ca/waterandwaste/water/discolouredfaq.stm.
  • Questions or concerns regarding this disruption can be directed to Customer Service Desk at 204-474-6281 or http://umanitoba.ca/campus/physical_plant/adminss/maintreq.html

    During COVID-19 there is restricted access to U of M facilities. Please contact John Dodd at EHS to discuss any sensitive equipment that needs to be checked on and how we can do that in a safe manner with the fewest people coming onto campus. John Dodd B.A., CRM, CBCP, CRSP, Director, Environmental Health & Safety (EHS), Cell: 204-290-4631, Office: 204-474-9083, Email: john.dodd@umanitoba.ca

Building and construction notices

Road Closure: University Crescent/Freedman Crescent

  • Posted: May 14, 2021

  • Updated: July 08, 2022

  • Categories: Construction

  • Location: (UPDATE) University Crescent/Freedman Crescent 

    Overview: University Cres. and Freedman Cres. from Dafoe Rd. to King’s Dr. remains closed through Summer 2022 and is expected to reopen on or before September 4, please see map 1. Access to Freedman Cres. will be via Dafoe Rd. and MacLean Cres. At least one pedestrian path will be maintained throughout construction. Access to Freshwater Institute and Manitoba Agriculture will be maintained via slight detour see map 2
    Bus traffic will be rerouted throughout construction. Emergency vehicle access will be maintained. 
    Flag people will be on site to help direct traffic as needed. Please plan accordingly. Barricades and safety signage will be clearly posted to safely direct vehicles, cyclists and pedestrians as required. Caution should be taken at all times during construction. Your patience and cooperation to ensure everyone’s safety is appreciated.
    City of Winnipeg road construction on University Cres. from Thatcher Dr. to Pembina Highway will commence mid-July. Please see map 3 for information and visit City of Winnipeg Public Works for more detail on phasing and timelines. Questions or concerns regarding City of Winnipeg road construction can be directed to 311.  Also see UM Today story for additional information and suggested alternate routes.

    Questions or concerns regarding this disruption can be directed to Vanessa Jukes Strutt (204) 996-5489.

Parker Building

  • Posted: April 21, 2022

  • Updated: August 11, 2022                

  • Location(s):  Passenger Elevator

  • Timeframe (est):  April 25th until further notice

  • Category:  Elevator Shutdown    

  • Overview  Parker Building elevator will be out of service for replacement, starting Monday April 25th, 2022, continuously until further notice.

    Question or concerns regarding this disruption can be directed to Anish Gaur at 431-335-1826.
     

University College

  • Posted: August 17, 2022                

  • Location(s): Southwest Entry/Exit Doors & Stairwell

  • Timeframe (est): Aug 23 to Oct 3, 2022

  • Category: Stair Upgrade – Southwest

  • Overview: Starting Aug 23/22 until Oct 3/22, the southwest stairs in University College are being repaired so the southwest 
    entry/exit doors will be temporarily closed for the duration of this project. Please see posted signage for other means of egress during this time. If you have any questions or concerns regarding this project, please contact Project Manager, Muriel Torchia Shyjak at 431-336-3797 or Muriel.torchiashyjak@umanitoba.ca


    Question or concerns regarding this disruption can be directed to Muriel Torchia Shyjak, 431-336-3797. 

Engineering E3

  • Posted: August 19, 2022                

  • Location(s): North Entrance

  • Timeframe (Est): Monday, August 22 to Friday, October 14, 2022

  • Category: Building Access

  • Overview: Monday August 22 – Friday October 14 the North entrance to the building will be closed for refurbishment.  Alternate access/exit can be found on the south side of the building, or via EITC-E2 on the North East and East  sides. 

    Question or concerns regarding this disruption can be directed to Jordan Chappell, 431-334-9228.

Chown

  • Posted: September 7, 2022                

  • Location(s): Level 000, Rms. A013 & A014

  • Timeframe (est.): Monday, September 19, 2022 through ~Monday, January 30, 2023

  • Category: Building Maintenance & Construction – Washroom Renovation

  • Overview: The Chown Level 000 Washrooms in Rooms A013 and A014 in Chown Building will be closed for renovation starting Monday, September 19, 2022 with a projected re-opening of Monday, January 30, 2023.  Alternate building washrooms are located on L200. 

    Questions/concerns, please contact Jordan Chappell, Project Manager, at (431) 334-9228,

Brodie Centre

  • Posted: September 8, 2022                

  • Location(s):  South/Main Atrium Building Entrance 

  • Timeframe (est.):  Friday, Sept 9th until further notice

  • Category:  Building Maintenance & Construction – Brodie Centre – Atrium Sliding Doors Replacement Project

  • Overview:  Please be aware that afterhours access through the Brodie Atrium South Sliding Doors will be offline until further notice due to technical issues with the card reader interconnection.  For all required afterhours access please make use of the Brodie East entrance (near old emergency & Brodie Bike Compound).   Atrium Doors will be in operation during regular hours. 

    Questions or concerns regarding this disruption can be directed towards Richard Chaput, (204) 770-3796. 

MIM

  • Posted: September 13, 2022                

  • Location(s): Elevator Wheelchair Lift

  • Timeframe (Est): September 13th, 2022 – until further notice

  • Category: Elevator Wheelchair Lift

  • Overview: September 13th, 2022 – Please be advised that the wheelchair lift in MIM will be down until further notice, with an anticipatory return to service of end of day Friday, September 16th, 2022.

    Question or concerns regarding this disruption can be directed to Physical Plant.

Brodie/JBRC

  • Posted: September 21, 2022                

  • Location: Entire Bldg.

  • Timeframe: Tuesday, 10/04/2022 between the hours of 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. 

  • Category: Scheduled Fire Inspections

  • Overview: Please be advised that on Tuesday, 10/04/2022 between the hours of 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., the University Life Safety Engineer in cooperation with the Winnipeg Fire Department will be conducting the annual Fire Safety Inspections.  The inspectors will be touring the building and will have to gain access to all areas to perform this task.  We thank you in advance for your cooperation.
     
    Questions or concerns regarding this disruption can be directed to Jingwei Xie  204-807-1374. 

BMSB

  • Posted: September 21, 2022                

  • Location(s): Level 500, Rms. 516 C, D, E 

  • Timeframe (est.): Monday, 09/26/2022 between the hours of  3:30 pm.-9:00 pm.

  • Category: Building Maintenance & Construction – Sprinkler Head Fire Protection & Modification 

  • Overview: The fire sprinkler coverage on Level 500 and specifically Rms. 516 C, D, E will be offline Monday, 09/26/2022 between the hours of 3:30 pm.-9:00 pm. as part of the ongoing BMSB CL3 Lab Renovation project. During this period when the fire sprinkler is out of service, fire watch will be provided by the Contractor for Level 500. If you notice any fire or smoke, please exit the building immediately and activate the nearest manual fire alarm pull station on the way out.

    Questions or concerns regarding this disruption can be directed towards Dan Ionescu, (204) 293-7196.

Buller

  • Posted: September 21, 2022                

  • Location(s): Level 500 

  • Timeframe (Est): September 27th, 2022 from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM

  • Category: Sprinkler Shutdown 

  • Overview: Due to sprinkler system modifications, Buller Building L500 fire sprinkler protection will be out of service from 8am-4pm on Sept 27/22. During the period that the sprinklers are out of service, firewatch will be provided by the contractor. During shutdown period, there can be no lab activities with open flame burning. If you notice an smoke or fire, please exit the building immediately and activate the nearest manual fire alarm pull station on your way out.

    Questions or concerns regarding this disruption can be directed to UM Project Manager, Mark Ager, 204-228-4664. 

Buller

  • Posted: September 21, 2022                

  • Location(s): Rooms 215-217, 219, 220, 314, 314M, 316-319, 426, 429, 429M, 431, 433-434, 527M, 528 and 530

  • Timeframe (Est): September 27th, 2022 from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM

  • Category: Domestic Hot & Cold Water plus Glycol Heating

  • Overview: On Sept 27/22 from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM the hot and cold water will be shutdown for contractors to perform some demo work in Rms 531/532. 
    Rooms that will be affected during this time are: 215-217, 219, 220, 314, 314M, 316-319, 426, 429, 429M, 431, 433-434, 527M, 528 and 530.

    Questions or concerns regarding this disruption can be directed to UM Project Manager, Mark Ager, 204-228-4664. 

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